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Minority business awards, events set

MED Week 2000 runs Monday through Saturday with a luncheon, workshops and networking opportunities.

The Minority Enterprise Development Award luncheon, part of Pinellas County MED Week 2000, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Petersburg Hilton.

The city of St. Petersburg, TECO and Minority Enterprise Development Corp., the creator of MED Week, will each hand out a Minority Business of the Year Award to three outstanding businesses.

"This is a celebration of success," said Irene Hurst, treasurer of the non-profit corporation. "MED Week is designed to encourage minority business owners to do more business with the large corporations."

MED Week 2000 runs Monday through Saturday with banquets, workshops and networking events on both sides of the bay.

_ PIPER JONES CASTILLO

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